Is the Renault Captur an upmarket Renault Duster?!? We answer.

The Renault Captur is set to be unveiled this week and will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and Hyundai Creta in India.
Renault India is all set to unveil the much awaited Captur crossover on the 22nd September 2017. It will sit above the Duster SUV and will be the company’s new flagship offering (since the Fluence sedan has been discontinued!). India will be the first market to receive the right hand drive version of the Captur, no wonder we have spotted the car testing so many times! It is based on the same MO platform as the Duster and could also share engine options with it in India. Well, since it is based on the same platform as the Duster the Captur slots in perfectly as an upmarket offering to the former. And it will feature many upmarket features too.
The Renault Captur will get features like a full LED headlamps, LED DRLs, dual tone diamond cut alloy wheels, dual tone exteriors, a semi digital instrument cluster, push button start with keyless entry, an updated touchscreen infotainment system, leather seats and some more features like automatic climate control and rear AC vents. The main difference will lie in the body styles, where the Duster looks like a traditional SUV, the Captur likes to add a dose of modern flair with its crossover like styling. Well, we loved it on the Kwid, didn’t we?
The Renault Captur will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Gearbox options will be a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission. We still don’t have clarity on which transmission will be mated to which powertrain (stay tuned to MWI on the 22nd!). The car will be locally manufactured in India and given the platform sharing, expect aggressive pricing as well. Official launch though is expected only by the end of this year.